2009 Bmw 535
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BMW 535i

by from on September 13, 2017

It handles very well. It has good pick up when the turbo kicks in.There are a few mods that a novice can apply.
It handles very well. It has good pick up when the turbo kicks in.There are a few mods that a novice can apply.
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This car is amazing to have over 100,000 miles.

by from Homewood, IL on September 6, 2017

This car is great for long road trips. The car rides great and has lots of power. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a reliable vehicle.
This car is great for long road trips. The car rides great and has lots of power. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a reliable vehicle.
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Fun but maintenance nightmare

by from Casper, Wyoming on July 14, 2017

I loved this car. It had everything you'd want in an all wheel drive sport sedan except the maintenance price tag. In most cases, only BMW can work on it and if you live in a place without a BMW dea...
I loved this car. It had everything you'd want in an all wheel drive sport sedan except the maintenance price tag. In most cases, only BMW can work on it and if you live in a place without a BMW dealership, you could be in for a bigger price tag.
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Does not recommend this car

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Best car I've ever owned!

by from Denver, CO on July 10, 2017

The great look greats, drive greats, and overall is so much fun to own and drive. It looks great, really pops out in public, and the V6 twin turbo engine is a nice balance between power and gas effic...
The great look greats, drive greats, and overall is so much fun to own and drive. It looks great, really pops out in public, and the V6 twin turbo engine is a nice balance between power and gas efficiency. The car definitely makes everyday commuting more fun and enjoyable.
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Great handling and looks, bring your wallet

by from Capital Region New York State on January 25, 2016

Bought my previously owned '09 535xi with 36,000 so was great value...let the other guy pay the heavy depreciation. Twin turbos provide plenty of kick and top end but with noticeable turbo lag. Once t...
Bought my previously owned '09 535xi with 36,000 so was great value...let the other guy pay the heavy depreciation. Twin turbos provide plenty of kick and top end but with noticeable turbo lag. Once they kick in though hang on. It's a thrill to drive. I drive in Upstate NY winters and the AWD is fantastic providing control at low speeds and confidence on the highway with all that blowing snow and slush. Passing cars and trucks is no problem. The only thing I'd say is this: be prepared to spend money when you own one of these. The intentional camber of the rear wheels eats tires and runflats are almost 2x normal tires. Also had to replace the waterpump at 75,000 miles which was a $1,200 bill. I know I'll need brakes soon so mentally preparing for a $1,600 charge there. All in all, buy Certified Previously Owned with low mileage and you're still driving a new car with confidence. This vehicle is truly awesome.
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535i xdrive 6 speed manual

by from chicago on September 16, 2013

This car has everything you could want. Twin turbos make it very fast and all wheel drive will handle the snow easily. Also enough room for kids or clients in the back. Very expensive if you buy new s...
This car has everything you could want. Twin turbos make it very fast and all wheel drive will handle the snow easily. Also enough room for kids or clients in the back. Very expensive if you buy new so best to buy used with low miles. Couldnt be happier!
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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from Brooklyn,NY on April 28, 2013

Great service, great sellers!!! Highly recommend to everybody! Just replaced my old 5 series BMW to newer one.
Great service, great sellers!!! Highly recommend to everybody! Just replaced my old 5 series BMW to newer one.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Heavy Hitter

by from Northern Colorado on March 4, 2013

I drove everything in the sport/luxury class, including 2008-2010 Mercedes C300, Audi A4 & A6, Hyundai Sonata and Genesis, Lexus GS350, and some new vehicles in the $30-35k range, before finally choos...
I drove everything in the sport/luxury class, including 2008-2010 Mercedes C300, Audi A4 & A6, Hyundai Sonata and Genesis, Lexus GS350, and some new vehicles in the $30-35k range, before finally choosing a 2009 535i x-drive with 46,000 miles. I previously owned a 2001 325i and had many problems with it, took a big loss to get rid of it, so I was a little wary of going back to BMW, esp. of fit/finish. This car has depreciated so much from original MSRP that I couldn't help thinking it must have something wrong with it or lack the thrill and panache that you expect from a Bimmer. Nope. In fact, the driving experience is exactly what I was looking for--plenty of power wrapped up in a quiet, comfortable and capable sedan. While it's not super hot off the line with the steptronic auto trans set to D, once you hit 20, the next 80 mph are a religious experience. You won't mistake it for a new 135, that's true, but you also can't rattle this thing; it will accelerate, corner and cruise without the slightest complaint no matter how hard you push, and without robbing you of road feel and feedback. Interior is comfortable but not overly cushy; seats are firm, with support that's adjustable in every possible way and plenty of leg and headroom. Cockpit layout is just OK, with many small controls in hard-to-see places, some marked with obscure letters or symbols requiring plenty of time with the owner's manual. To me, the infamous i-Drive control is not as bad as some reviewers found it, but also not as good as having simple, separate controls for most things you want to do while in motion. I would rather have a few more buttons to push that I can memorize by glance and touch, than quite so much to do by working back and forth through layered menus and screen reading. Maybe it's better in newer models. MPG is no better or worse than you'd expect when you drive around with your foot deeply into turbo territory--about 19 around town and 23 on the highway. Especially good--cruise control settings shown both analog and digital; standard sound system is excellent; ipod control with full details displayed on screen; Bluetooth that lets people actually hear you; mirrors that fold in by push of a button for tight parking, if you have no other choice, and for the carwash. Not so good: ipod connection in center console requires folding up a short cord, which will ultimately ruin it; the console is too small in general. Climate controls are more complicated than need be, and I always seem to be too warm even tho it's c-c-cold out. And one minor pet peeve--I miss the always-on power outlet from my Nissan, which let me charge my phone in the car even with engine off. Overall--you really can't fault this car for the big things--power, handling, braking, quiet, and an ingenious compromise between luxury and sport.
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Very smooth ride

by from Arizona on December 5, 2012

Love My BMW will never drive a regular car again. I am hooked they say once go luxury you never go back. it is true, it has buttons that control buttons. There are buttons that ciontrol other buttons.
Love My BMW will never drive a regular car again. I am hooked they say once go luxury you never go back. it is true, it has buttons that control buttons. There are buttons that ciontrol other buttons.
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Most Reliable and enjoyed Car I've owned

by from MA. on December 2, 2012

This BMW handles so well in all weather; specially during those icy wintry months. It is equipped with Cold weather package as well as the Premium package. It makes this BMW 535i X a very dependable v...
This BMW handles so well in all weather; specially during those icy wintry months. It is equipped with Cold weather package as well as the Premium package. It makes this BMW 535i X a very dependable vehicle that will not let you down. Although a 4 door sedan has the thrill of a fast revving sports car. Enjoy this vehicle.
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